The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

November 14th, 2016

Murray Wins in 1st Small Step Toward Year-end No. 1 at ATP World Tour Finals; Djokovic-Raonic Tues

“It was a really, really good atmosphere tonight,” said Murray. “After a long few months, it’s nice to know that I’m going to be finishing the year playing in that sort of atmosphere. It helps you get up for the matches a bit more, as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in ATP Finals | 25 Comments »

November 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, Who’ll Win The Battle For No. 1 In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London which begins on Sunday. Who’ll finish No. 1 and take home the final title of the 2016 season?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:39 pm in ATP Finals | 66 Comments »

November 7th, 2016

ATP Finals Groups: Novak Djokovic = Easy, Andy Murray = Not So Easy

The ATP Finals groupings were released today, and Novak Djokovic has to be pleased.

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 am in ATP Finals | 100 Comments »

November 5th, 2016

New No. 1 Andy Murray To Meet John Isner In Paris Indoors Final

Andy Murray has one and only one goal Sunday in the Paris final. Guess what it is?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:19 pm in Paris | 9 Comments »

November 4th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Falls And Now Andy Murray Is A Saturday Win In Paris From The No. 1 Ranking

Andy Murray is two sets from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 pm in Paris | 59 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Denies Dimitrov, Murray Dominates Pouille In Paris; Tsonga v Raonic Friday

The battle

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Paris | 171 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Strong in ATP Paris Opener; All-Star Line-Up on Thursday

“Not an easy opponent because he serves and volleys, and I found the conditions quite quick,” the three-time defending champ Djokovic said of Muller. “I think I managed to find the right rhythm, right pace from the very beginning…I was quite pleased with my serve. I think I got a lot of free points there. It was quite a good performance.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 am in Tennis | 48 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Cilic Beats Nishikori To Win Basel And Close In On ATP Finals Spot

“Being in the final of a 500 tournament against someone like Kei, who has been playing good tennis during the week, I knew it was going to be important to have energy straight away,” Cilic said. “I was playing well in the first set, with my shotmaking and I was serving smart.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Fall Season | 18 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

After SF Comebacks, Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic Will Reprise US Open Final For Basel Title

It’s a US Open rematch in the Basel final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Fall Season | 10 Comments »

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Nishikori Knocks Out Del Potro In Basel, Wawrinka Stunned By Elder Zverev

Stan Wawrinka fell to qualifier Mischa Zverev in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off

October 27th, 2016

Wawrinka Reaches Basel QFs; Del Potro v Nishikori Friday

Three former US Open champions are in action Friday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off

October 22nd, 2016

Wawrinka Leads, Year-end Hopefuls Gather Next Week at Basel Swiss Indoors

Homegrown champ Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and players Marin Cilic and David Goffin are looking to use Basel to boost their qualifying chances for the year-end championships at the Swiss Indoors next week.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 10th, 2016

Tsonga Wins; Djokovic, Del Potro Up Tuesday at ATP Shanghai Masters

It was the 31-year-old Tsonga’s first match since the US Open after knee surgery.

Posted by Staff @ 11:26 pm in Shanghai | 26 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »